The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica

TitleThe Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica
Year for Search1983
AuthorsBatchelor, John Calvin(b. 1948)
Date Published1983
PublisherDial Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsUS author
Annotation

Complex dystopia that originates in the U. S. draft resistance community in Sweden. The original protagonists, together with various friends and relatives and others picked up along the way, travel to the Falkland Islands with some going further south to an island off Antarctica. At every point there is conflict and the attempt, sometimes successful, to impose a particular, though varying, view of the good life on others, thus creating a series of dystopias.

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Author Note

(b. 1948)

Full Text

1983 Batchelor, John Calvin (b. 1948). The Birth of the People’s Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press. MoU-St, PSt

Complex dystopia that originates in the U. S. draft resistance community in Sweden. The original protagonists, together with various friends and relatives and others picked up along the way, travel to the Falkland Islands with some going further south to an island off Antarctica. At every point there is conflict and the attempt, sometimes successful, to impose a particular, though varying, view of the good life on others, thus creating a series of dystopias.